Mary Elizabeth Roye

November 17, 1927July 17, 2020

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Tots) Mask Roye went to be with her Lord on July 17, 2020. Tots was a resident of Sunshine Nursing Home and was 92 years old. She devoted her life to her husband, her family and community and was an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include two brothers Jerry Mask (Ruth Ann) of Pontotoc and Paul Mask (Dorothy) of Memphis, TN. She also left numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Chester Lee Roye, her mother and father, Griffin and Lois Mask, three half- brothers, Arlis Mask, Arnold Mask and Arnice Leo Mask and three sisters, Mildred Mask Roye, Sue Mask Brummett, and LaQuita Mask Shelton, and a half-sister, Dorothy Mask. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Roye was a retired beautician.

Graveside services will be at 5 PM Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Chandler officiating. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Mitchell, Lynn Warren, Greg Shelton, Gary Shelton, Thomas Chandler and Jay Biffle.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 122 Gideon Bend, Pontotoc, MS 38863.


  • Jeffrey Mitchell
  • Lynn Warren
  • Greg Shelton
  • Gary Shelton
  • Thomas Chandler
  • Jay Biffle


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, July 19, 2020


Mary Elizabeth Roye

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Stephanie Pepper

July 19, 2020

Dear Family Members,

Please accept my condolences in the loss of your loved one. My mother was Lazelle Mask Puckett, of Lambert, MS, who passed away in 2012, at age 91. She and I were in Pontotoc at one of the family gatherings at some point after she came to live with me in Kosciusko in 2000. Mama always spoke so highly of all of the Mask family members and tried to keep up with them. Also, her sister Gunelle Mask Jackson, of Darling, MS, kept us informed as she followed the family members through the newspaper and with chatting with relatives. Thank you for the legacy that you all, as a family, have left for future generations. May God bless you.

Stephanie Puckett Pepper
Mobile, AL